The New York Times: Willow Creek Community Church announced on Monday that it plans to launch a new independent investigation into allegations that the Rev. Bill Hybels sexually harassed female co-workers and a congregant over many years.
Religion News Service: The truth is that the death penalty has survived not in spite of Christians but because of them, Shane Claiborne says.
The Cut: In the past four years, Justin Bieber has done for Pentecostal megachurches what Tom Cruise did for Scientology and Madonna did for Kabbalah.
Aeon: Competing claims of being on God's side are testing the limits of a liberal social order straining to accommodate militant believers.
Deseret News: How gun culture is changing some churches.